Photography

Women Report Hidden Camera in Ladies Room at Fremont Company – NBC Bay Area

Friday, April 28, 2017

Imagine being secretly recorded during a private moment by someone you work with. It’s a sickening thought that lingers in Vien Hoang’s mind after someone placed a hidden camera in the ladies room at Fremont-based Elma Electronics. Now, more than two years after she and a colleague reported the incident to police, they’ve learned the officer closed the investigation the same day of their report, after failing to interview a…

This blind test lets you work out which smartphone camera is best – BGR

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mobile photography has come a long ways since the original iPhone was released with a rather unremarkable 2 megapixel camera. Even for its time, the original iPhone camera was far from impressive. In particular, low light photography on the original iPhone was notoriously poor. With subsequent iPhone releases, however, Apple began devoting more and more engineering resources towards improving camera quality on the iPhone, and before you knew it, the iPhone…

NYPD launches court-ordered body camera program – New York Post

Friday, April 28, 2017

Dozens of Upper Manhattan cops hit the streets with body cameras on Thursday as the NYPD launched the first phase of a new, court-ordered pilot program for the devices. “I’m totally convinced now that this is the way forward,” said Police Commissioner James O’Neill. “I truly believe that these cameras have the potential to de-escalate and that the footage captured will overwhelmingly benefit everyone involved.” The cameras were given to…

Asus’ new Xtion 2 depth-sensing camera isn’t a huge upgrade – The Verge

Friday, April 28, 2017

PrimeSense built the original technology that powered Microsoft’s Kinect, which never did much for video games, but was a huge leap forward for robotics and 3D scanning. There are a number of cameras on the market now that use PrimeSense’s technology, but there’s just one problem: PrimeSense doesn’t exist anymore, it was bought by Apple in 2013. Asus just announced the Xtion 2, a sequel to its Xtion PrimeSense-based line…

This blind test lets you work out which smartphone camera is best … – BGR

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mobile photography has come a long ways since the original iPhone was released with a rather unremarkable 2 megapixel camera. Even for its time, the original iPhone camera was far from impressive. In particular, low light photography on the original iPhone was notoriously poor. With subsequent iPhone releases, however, Apple began devoting more and more engineering resources towards improving camera quality on the iPhone, and before you knew it, the iPhone…

This is the Canon 300mm f/1.8 — Yes, Such a Monster Lens Exists – PetaPixel (blog)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Want to see one of the rarest Canon lenses in existence? Check out the Canon 300mm f/1.8. It’s an extremely huge and heavy lens, and so few exist that you’ll probably never come across one in real life. “The lens is used for photo finishes in horse races,” Emil Wiik Larsen of @canongearnerd tells PetaPixel. “It has an EF mount and weighs a ton.” Due to the fact that it’s…

You Can Make A Phone Call With Acer’s Holo 360 Camera – UploadVR

Friday, April 28, 2017

360 degree cameras are wonderful things, but they’ve got a long way to go. We need perfect 3D capture with seamless stitching and ultra-high resolution capture to make truly immersive panoramic content. Acer’s new entry into this market doesn’t sound like it makes any huge leaps in these areas but it’s got something better; it can make phone calls. Yes, really. Acer didn’t do the best job of introducing its new camera,…

Asus’ new Xtion 2 depth-sensing camera isn’t a huge upgrade – The … – The Verge

Friday, April 28, 2017

PrimeSense built the original technology that powered Microsoft’s Kinect, which never did much for video games, but was a huge leap forward for robotics and 3D scanning. There are a number of cameras on the market now that use PrimeSense’s technology, but there’s just one problem: PrimeSense doesn’t exist anymore, it was bought by Apple in 2013. Asus just announced the Xtion 2, a sequel to its Xtion PrimeSense-based line…

Rare Treat: 3 Snow Leopards Frolic and Snuggle on Camera – Live Science

Friday, April 28, 2017

A trio of adorable snow leopards was recently caught on camera snuggling and relaxing beneath a shady tree near a monastery. The rare and elusive creatures were photographed in Qinghai province, in central China, using camera traps placed by Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, the Snow Leopard Trust and Shan Shui Conservation Center. China contains about 65 percent of the snow leopard habitat, according to…

Issues with police body-worn camera system revealed – BBC News

Friday, April 28, 2017

Image caption A freedom of information request revealed hundreds of issues with Police Scotland’s body-worn camera system. Faults with Police Scotland’s body-worn video camera system are increasing at a time when the force is considering a national rollout, the BBC understands. More than 300 issues were logged including the assigning of devices to officers and downloading of footage. Numbers are low but data obtained by the BBC shows some officers…

This is the Canon 300mm f/1.8 — Yes, Such a Monster Lens Exists – PetaPixel (blog)

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Want to see one of the rarest Canon lenses in existence? Check out the Canon 300mm f/1.8. It’s an extremely huge and heavy lens, and so few exist that you’ll probably never come across one in real life. “The lens is used for photo finishes in horse races,” Emil Wiik Larsen of @canongearnerd tells PetaPixel. “It has an EF mount and weighs a ton.” Due to the fact that it’s…

NYPD starts body-camera program for dozens of police – Fox News

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Some police officers in New York City will start wearing body cameras on Thursday. 58 officers in a Washington Heights precinct will begin wearing the cameras as part of a new pilot program, according to Newsday. Officials have already completed training sessions with the officers, all of whom were preselected to utilize the equipment. NYPD REPORTEDLY DEFIES SANCTUARY CITY STATUS AFTER ALERTING ICE ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS’ COURT DATES…

24 hours with Sony’s A9 full-frame mirrorless camera – Engadget

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The A9 looks so similar to the Alpha cameras mentioned above, in fact, that people at the launch event kept grabbing my A7 II by mistake. Like its siblings, the A9 also shoots 4K video at 3,840 x 2,160, as well as 1080p at up to 120fps, for those of you looking to record slow-motion videos. The max ISO range of 204,800 also sounds promising, although I haven’t been able…

You Can Make A Phone Call With Acer’s Holo 360 Camera – UploadVR

Thursday, April 27, 2017

360 degree cameras are wonderful things, but they’ve got a long way to go. We need perfect 3D capture with seamless stitching and ultra-high resolution capture to make truly immersive panoramic content. Acer’s new entry into this market doesn’t sound like it makes any huge leaps in these areas but it’s got something better; it can make phone calls. Yes, really. Acer didn’t do the best job of introducing its new camera,…

Asus’ new Xtion 2 depth-sensing camera isn’t a huge upgrade – The Verge

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PrimeSense built the original technology that powered Microsoft’s Kinect, which never did much for video games, but was a huge leap forward for robotics and 3D scanning. There are a number of cameras on the market now that use PrimeSense’s technology, but there’s just one problem: PrimeSense doesn’t exist anymore, it was bought by Apple in 2013. Asus just announced the Xtion 2, a sequel to its Xtion PrimeSense-based line…

Google engineer shows the spectacular extremes of nighttime mobile photography – The Verge

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Google Pixel and its predecessor, the Nexus 6P, are two of the best mobile cameras we have today, owing to Google’s algorithmic wizardry behind the scenes. I’ve been endlessly impressed with the low-light performance of the Pixel since its release, but it turns out there’s still a vast amount of untapped potential just waiting to be unlocked. Florian Kainz, a software engineer at Google Daydream who previously worked at…

Asus’ new Xtion 2 depth-sensing camera isn’t a huge upgrade – The … – The Verge

Thursday, April 27, 2017

PrimeSense built the original technology that powered Microsoft’s Kinect, which never did much for video games, but was a huge leap forward for robotics and 3D scanning. There are a number of cameras on the market now that use PrimeSense’s technology, but there’s just one problem: PrimeSense doesn’t exist anymore, it was bought by Apple in 2013. Asus just announced the Xtion 2, a sequel to its Xtion PrimeSense-based line…

Amazon’s camera-equipped Echo Look raises new questions about smart home privacy – TechCrunch

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Given all of the security concerns raised by the rise of the Echo and other smart home hubs, Amazon surely knew that adding a camera to one of its devices was going to reinvigorate the privacy debate. After all, an always-listening microphone is one thing — the Echo Look, with a camera designed to sit in its owner’s bedroom, is another question entirely. It should be noted that introducing any device…

Reactions and new camera effects are coming to Facebook Lite – CNET

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Namaste: Facebook Lite has brought India-specific camera effects to its app. Rebecca Conway/AFP/Getty Images Facebook Lite is beginning to look more and more like its big brother. The social networking giant today introduced new features from the original Facebook app to Facebook Lite, according to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. These include India-specific camera effects and the Reactions feature. The plans were originally announced at A Place to Connect, an event…